I'm thinking of building a Japanese style room with Tatami mats in my new flat. Now I strongly suspect that this is not as easy as simply buying mats, having them delivered so I don't have to carry them 20 floors up, and placing them on the floor, but I couldn't easily find a tutorial either.
- Do I need to place something below the mats to provide air flow, or is that a bad idea?
- Are there common mistakes?
- Is there a noticeable difference between "standard" and "premium" mats?
- Is there an English language tutorial showing correct procedure that I may have overlooked.
I plan to circumfence the room with bookshelves, and the mats would ideally be flush with them.